Best of South Korea: Anime

by d_smojver | created - 01 Dec 2013 | updated - 2 months ago | Public

Korean anime movies are not as good as Japanese, but they have MUCH LESS money, and we all know it's one of the most important criteria in this genre.

So, I guarantee that some of this movies worth MUCH MORE than their current rating shows.

My other lists:

Best of South Korea: Action/Adventure Movies

Best of South Korea: Comedies

Best of South Korea: Crime Movies/Thrillers

Best of South Korea: Drama Movies

ck]Best of South Korea: Horror Movies ck]

Best of South Korea: Romance Movies

Best of South Korea: War/Military Movies

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1. Sky Blue (2003)

Unrated | 86 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

53 Metascore

Civilization has been destroyed by war and pollution, but the survivors have built the last city of Ecoban. As most natural resources have been exhausted, Ecoban is powered by pollution. ... See full summary »

Director: Moon-saeng Kim | Stars: Andrew Ableson, Cathy Cavadini, Joon-ho Chung, Mark Lindsay

Votes: 8,571 | Gross: $0.03M

a.k.a. Wonderful Days

2. Madangeul naon amtak (2011)

Not Rated | 93 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama

Leafie is a hen who manages to escape the horrible conditions of an egg production line. After surviving a harrowing encounter with a one-eyed weasel and being rejected by the barnyard ... See full summary »

Director: Seong-yun Oh | Stars: So-Ri Moon, Seung-ho Yoo, Min-sik Choi, Cheol-min Park

Votes: 683

3. Oseam (2003)

75 min | Animation, Family

Two orphans, Gamie, a young blind girl and her little brother Gil-sun, are taken in by a Buddhist monk. While the shy little girl finds her at ease at the temple, the enthusiastic and ... See full summary »

Director: Baek-yeob Seong

Votes: 599

4. Cheon-nyeon-yeo-woo-yeo-woo-bi (2007)

86 min | Animation, Fantasy

After losing her family to fox hunters, five-tailed Yobi lives in the forest with some shipwrecked aliens, far away from the humans. When one of her alien friends gets captured by a ... See full summary »

Director: Seong-gang Lee | Stars: Ye-jin Son, Deok-Hwan Ryu

Votes: 765

5. The Fake (2013)

101 min | Animation, Drama, Thriller

A convict returns to his home town to torturing again his family and face his neighbors trying to destroy the local religious fanatics and their plans to keep money from the village people.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Jae-rok Kim, Hae-hyo Kwon, Hee-von Park, Ik-joon Yang

Votes: 505

6. Aachi & Ssipak (2006)

PG-13 | 90 min | Animation, Action, Comedy

In a future where energy is made from fecal matter, the government rewards defecation with "juicybars". Small-time hustlers try to get rich while fending off the mutated Diaper Gang.

Director: Jo Beom-jin | Stars: Nicholas J. Ainsworth, Hyeon-yeong, Gyu-hwa Lee, Gyu-hyeong Lee

Votes: 1,448

7. Dwae-ji-ui wang (2011)

97 min | Animation, Drama, Thriller

Jong-suk and Kyung-min meet up to talk about their high school past, it's been 15 years since they last talked. It brings up all kinds of memories.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Ik-joon Yang, Jeong-se Oh, Hye-na Kim, Kkobbi Kim

Votes: 1,073

8. My Beautiful Girl, Mari (2002)

TV-G | 86 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

Two boys find a beautiful world of magic and wonder when they find a magic marble in an old lighthouse. There they meet Mari and can escape from the growing hardships of their home lives

Director: Seong-gang Lee | Stars: Byung-Hun Lee, Hyeong-jin Kong, Chong-ok Bae, Sung-Ki Ahn

Votes: 755

9. Seoulyeok (2016)

92 min | Animation, Horror

Several groups of people try to survive a zombie pandemic that unleashes itself in downtown Seoul.

Director: Sang-ho Yeon | Stars: Seung-ryong Ryu, Franciska Friede, Joon Lee, Sang-hee Lee

Votes: 2,585

10. The Nut Job (I) (2014)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

37 Metascore

An incorrigibly self-serving exiled squirrel finds himself helping his former park brethren survive by raiding a nut store, a location that also happens to be a front for a human gang's bank robbery.

Director: Peter Lepeniotis | Stars: Will Arnett, Brendan Fraser, Liam Neeson, Katherine Heigl

Votes: 23,314 | Gross: $64.25M

11. Speckles: The Tarbosaurus (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

70 million years ago dinosaurs ruled the Korean Peninsula the same way they ruled the rest of the earth. At that time the part of the land now known as Jeonnam Yeosu was the forest habitat ... See full summary »

Director: Han Sang-Ho | Stars: Goo Ja-Hyeong, Hyung-Suk Lee, Sin Yong-woo

Votes: 507

13. The Clockwork Girl (2014)

84 min | Animation

A nameless robot girl has recently been given the gift of life from her creator, while exploring the wonders of an ordinary world she meets an amazing mutant boy and they share a friendship that must overcome their warring families.

Director: Kevin Konrad Hanna | Stars: Carrie-Anne Moss, Alexa PenaVega, Jeffrey Tambor, Brad Garrett

Votes: 123

14. Doggy Poo (2004)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Family

Once upon a time, a little doggy poo lived on the side of a road. He felt all alone in the world. He believed that nobody needed him for anything, and that he had no purpose in life. If ... See full summary »

Director: Oh-Sung Kwon | Stars: Fiona Stuart, Josh Smith, Anna Desmarais, Kate Yoon

Votes: 410

15. The Little Penguin Pororo's Racing Adventure (2013)

G | 78 min | Animation, Family, Sport

Curious little penguin Pororo and his friends accidentally cause an airplane to make an emergency landing in their home of Pororo Village. On the airplane are some turtles being shipped to ... See full summary »

Directors: Dong-hoon Choi, Jazz Boon, Yong-hwa Kim, Young Kyun Park, Tae-ra Shin | Stars: Kyung-gu Sol, Jong-won Lee, Min-ho Lee, Dal-su Oh

Votes: 131

16. Uribyeol Ilho-wa Eollukso (2014)

81 min | Animation

An adventure by Il-ho the Satellite Girl and a shy cow to save the world from a black monster.

Director: Hyeong-yoon Jang | Stars: Ah-In Yoo, Yu-mi Jung, Ryan Bartley, Daniel J. Edwards

Votes: 194

a.k.a. The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow

17. Jib (2011)

72 min | Animation

A woman living in a small house meets a cat and finds a special piece of jewelry allowing her to see the spirits of the house. Later, she finds it is up to her to prevent the city from ... See full summary »

Directors: Joo-Young Ban, Hyun-jin Lee, Jae-ho Lee, Eun-Young Park, Mi-sun Park | Stars: Jeong-ho Choi, Jae-suk Ha, Kkobbi Kim

Votes: 57

18. Sojunghan nare kkum (2010)

98 min | Animation, Drama, Family

Not wanting to lose, Yi-rang orchestrates a collapse in the middle of a relay race even though she's on the verge of giving up her dream of becoming an athlete. At the same time, Soo-min ... See full summary »

Directors: Jae-hoon Ahn, Hye-jin Han | Stars: Hye-Young Jeon, Yeon-Seo Oh, Shin-hye Park, Joo-Ae Seo

Votes: 49

19. Geu-nyeo-neun ye-bbeot-da (2008)

98 min | Animation, Comedy, Romance

Il-gon is back in Korea after studying in the U.S. to find a bride to return with him, and asks his best friends, Tae-young and Sung-hoon, for help. When Il-gon finds the right woman, the ... See full summary »

Director: Equan Choi | Stars: Su-ro Kim, Seong-jin Kang, Jin-su Kim, Yeh-jin Park

Votes: 53

20. Shimajiro and the Rainbow Oasis (2018)

60 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Shimajiro and his friends meet Coco, a girl who was separated from her mother during a severe sandstorm. They decide to help Coco find her mother, leaving Dr. Roarson behind to repair the ... See full summary »

Director: Isamu Hirabayashi | Stars: Ali Ahn, Zhe Ahn, In-Kwon Baek, Edison Chen

Votes: 10

21. Mangchi (2003)

TV-Y7 | 80 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

Mangchi is a young boy with few problems and an easy disposition. Living on a building in the middle of the sea, he flies around on his little flying bike looking for adventures and longs ... See full summary »

Director: Tae-geun Ahn | Stars: Seo-young Kim, Jeong-min Bae, Yong-jun Kim, Seok-pil Choi

Votes: 77

22. Robot Taekwon V (1976)

76 min | Action, Animation, Sci-Fi

Robot Taekwon is a Robot that was built by a super-heroic team so it could help them fight monsters that have been destroying the world. So it's up to Robot Taekwon and some heroes to become saviours of the world.

Director: Cheong-gi Kim | Stars: Yeong-ok Kim, Young-dal Lee, Do-young Song, Moon-hee Woo

Votes: 55

23. Chang-baek-han eol-gul-deul (2015)

73 min | Animation

In an unknown time when everything is colorless, the world pale and desolate, everybody is born with similarly pale white skin. There is absolutely no sign of color in this world at all. ... See full summary »

Director: Bum-wook Hur | Stars: Hong Bum-ki, Son Chong-Hwan, Cho Min-su, Seo Yoon-sun

Votes: 25

24. Wanghu simcheong (2005)

93 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

A young princess makes a drastic decision in order to save her father's eyesight.

Director: Nelson Shin

Votes: 17